Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew prediction, odds & betting tips – 04/14/2024

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Real Salt Lake City vs Columbus Crew Prediction
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Coach Pablo Mastroeni’s Real Salt Lake City will host 2023 Major League Soccer champions Columbus Crew on the 14th of April at America First Stadium. Coach Nancy’s boys won’t have it easy against Mastroeni’s in-form players, but we still believe the visitors have the three points up for grabs. Make sure to check out our top Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew betting tips before placing a bet on this game.

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Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew prediction: Nancy’s troops to prove their worth

Real Salt Lake City vs Columbus Crew predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Columbus Crew to Win

⬆️ Over 1.5 goals

 

Over 1.5 Columbus Crew Goals

⚽ PLAYER to score first/anytime

Cucho Hernandez to Score Anytime

Key Stats

  • Columbus Crew had the best attacking record during the 2023 MLS campaign.
  • Cucho Hernandez was the 2nd-best finisher in MLS last season, as he scored a total of 19 goals.
  • Columbus Crew recorded three victories, thee draws, and only one loss in 2024.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Columbus Crew to prove bookies wrong

  • HOME: +130 – 43.1%
  • DRAW: +255 – 24.0%
  • AWAY: +200 – 32.9%

*These Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew odds are subject to change

It’s surprising to see the bookies bet against the 2023 MLS champions. Real Salt Lake City are the expected winners, with a whopping 43.1% win probability at +130, while coach Wilfried Nancy’s Columbus Crew keeps a decent 32.9% success chance at +200.

Moreover, we think Cucho Hernandez will score against Real Salt Lake this week, as he seems to have a 44.44% chance of doing so at -125.

Last five H2Hs: Home side not up to par

Europe Friendlies 14/02/24

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

0
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

0

USA MLS 02/04/23

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

4
Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

0

USA MLS 26/06/22

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

0
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

0

USA MLS 04/07/19

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

1
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

0

USA MLS 01/07/18

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2
Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

1

With barely a win against the Crew in the last five direct games, Real Salt Lake City don’t seem like the sort of team that can beat the MLS champs easily.

Real Salt Lake team news and form: Mastroeni must show courage

Coach Pablo Mastroeni will have it very difficult to defeat the Crew this week. Two of his key midfielders are out injured, and we are convinced the manager won’t be able to find suitable replacements for Bonilla and Ruiz on such short notice.

Predicted lineup: MacMath (GK), Katranis, Vera, Glad, Brody, Eneli, Ojeda, Luna, Crooks, Gomez & Arango

USA MLS 26/05/24

D

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

3

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

3

USA MLS 19/05/24

W

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

3

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

5

USA MLS 16/05/24

W

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

0

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

2

USA MLS 12/05/24

D

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

2

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

2

USA US Open Cup 09/05/24

L

New Mexico United

New Mexico United

4

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

2

Columbus Crew team news and form: MLS champs look sharp

With three victories, three draws, and only one loss in 2024, Columbus Crew are marching toward another major success in MLS. If coach Wilfried Nancy’s boys maintain this momentum, they will surely prove our Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew predictions correct.

Predicted lineup: Schulte (GK), Cheberko, Camacho, Moreira, Farsi, Nagbe, Jones, Yeboah, Hinestroza, Rossi & Hernandez

USA MLS 25/05/24

W

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

0

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

2

USA MLS 19/05/24

W

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

1

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3

USA MLS 15/05/24

W

CF Montreal

CF Montreal

1

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3

USA MLS 11/05/24

L

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

2

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

1

CONCACAF Champions Cup 02/05/24

W

Monterrey

Monterrey

1

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3

Player to watch: Cucho Hernandez

Cucho Hernandez scores 0.5 goals per game in Major League Soccer this season. Furthermore, he also supplied a teammate with an assist and scored a goal in the CONCACAF Champions Cup tournament as well.

Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew Prediction
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Quality stuff from Hernandez

The Colombian could’ve scooped up the Top Goalscorer Award in 2023 had he had as many games as LAFC’s Denis Bouanga.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.